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Recent thoughts on Azeitão?

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I searched the forum and found some very old posts on living in Azeitão but am wondering if folks have any current thoughts about the area. My wife and I saw a fabulous house today  but Azeitão seems a bit out of the way (of course that could be good and bad). It seems to have a nice location relative to both Lisbon and Setúbal but am I mistaken? Is it too much country and isolation? Is there anything people love or hate about it? We'd appreciate any/all comments.

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FYI - we ended up buying the house. So, we will soon be residents of Azeitão!

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@jordan_zimmerman Great choice. You going to have a very peaceful life, a very good quality of life the air there is not polluted because close by you have the arrábida mountains and the winds that come from ocean dont reach your zone because you are protected by arrábida mountains (a little less cold in the winter) many pine trees planted along the lagoon of albufeira ("lagoa de Albufeira" in Portuguese to search in google), a great beach for kids no waves, i recommend to go to this beach is amazing.

Because my grandmother leave some land in Lamego i'm going to live in Lamego next year because after this year i can work from home or else i was selling my apartment in Odivelas and buy a detached house there (yes the price is almost the same because Odivelas have metro to Lisbon and apartments cost a lot where i live). In the Lisbon valley i love by heart this to little town one is Azeitão and the other is Benavente (same vibe of Azeitão and a little more cheap but Benavente dont have beaches close by). 

There is a good YouTube Channel (in English) from one couple that move from UK to Azeitão, but he is Portuguese. They in one of the videos they tell why they choose Azeitão. 

 

https://youtu.be/6d_TG3XIPCQ

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@arteastronomical fantastic - thank you so much for this!

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@jordan_zimmerman

Congratulations well done!
You aim to complete by August? How many houses did you see before you found the "one"?

I see Azeitão is convenient for Lisbon and Palmela (although I found the traffic in Palmela this weekend and the quality of the roads quite bad).

How is the beach situation there? On the map I only see some small beaches down the mountain, 15+ minutes drive from Azeitão.
Are the beaches crowded at warm weekends?

Kind Regards,
Michael.

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@itexpert7 We saw maybe 10-15 properties over the course of a few weeks. Honestly, we didn't intend to buy anything until later this year but this house had everything we were looking for and was in our price range so we had to take it. This even though we won't live here permanently until approx Oct/Sept this year. The house should be ours in a few weeks. We've already signed the CPCV and are just waiting on the bank.

Azeitão is a good compromise location. I wanted to be a bit closer to Lisbon but 1/2 hour by car (sans rush-hours) is reasonable. And Setúbal only 20 min away is a real plus. We took a drive to Arrabida and that seems lovely. Sesimbra is about 1/2 hour way and there are other beaches too as I understand it.

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@itexpert7

Not to far you have one the largest beach in the Lisbon Valley call "linha da Costa" go from Costa da Caparica to Meco.

I love the lagoa de Albufeira beach, you have a lagoon without waves great to kids, and the Atlantic ocean beach with big waves to surf at least in winter.

 

 

PS: Be aware that the near beach (south) close of the lagoon beach is a nude beach (the only nude beach in Lisbon region). 

 

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@arteastronomical

Hi, I just been to the lagoa de Albufeira on Monday, looks nice, but it was very cold, as well as on Sunday. Also the lagoa seems to been polutted with white thick cloths, endless of them at the shores near the sea in the sand (from a ship?).
The sea water was so cold that I felt pain when I put just 1 foot in 😀
Algarve is warmer. Mediterranean is perfect, I miss it.
Hehe, yes is saw the nudist beach on the map, not a problem 😀 We saw a house very near to it, 30 mins walk.

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@itexpert7 I believe you, the last time i was there was in the summer of 2019.

This year Portugal is very cold and with lots of rain, he's being the worst weather in 20 years.  

Normally at this time the beaches start to be full. 

 

The sea/ocean currents(?) are still coming from the north when they use to change in the end of April. 

 

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@jordan_zimmerman how has the move been. We have just been looking and found a couple of interesting properties -but prices are sky rocketing.

Apart from properties, how is the lifestyle, and other than making friends with the locals, have you bumped into many expats, and are there many activity/sports clubs to enroll with?

Cheers

Dean

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